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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Cat Herder
I require the parent to provide those as they are...

I require the parent to provide those as they are expensive, dose specific and expire. ;)

I do keep Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl liquid/cream, hydrocortisone cream, sunscreen, mosquito spray,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,222
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 716,790
Posted By Cat Herder
"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and...

"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and my replacement came late."

So, you were late picking up your kids from daycare because you were too busy virtue signaling for attention? :cool:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Cat Herder
Just wait. It happens more with divorced...

Just wait.

It happens more with divorced parents than any other subgroup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Cat Herder
I completely support providers with larger...

I completely support providers with larger numbers and those who would not want the possibility of added liability placed on them for not doing this. :hug:

I only keep 6 kids, usually from 2-4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Cat Herder
For most of these young Mom's it is the first...

For most of these young Mom's it is the first time they taste power. More than likely it will be the only perceived power they hold. Being "Mom" suddenly gives them a sense of accomplishment that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Cat Herder
I always do. It is part of my risk prevention...

I always do. It is part of my risk prevention program to limit "Hot Car" deaths. Kids can die in cold cars, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Cat Herder
My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It...

My DH grabbed one off amazon for around $45. It looks like this : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SH52FTW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3RPJ6P2OO0FOW&psc=1

It has been about 10 years and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Cat Herder
Truth. :Sunny:

Truth. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Cat Herder
I don't allow drop-offs after breakfast. Our...

I don't allow drop-offs after breakfast. Our planned day has begun at that point. (barring pre-arranged well checks with updated forms from doctors office)

With so many teachers here I would go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Cat Herder
Yep. :Sunny: Closed next week, too. happyface

Yep. :Sunny:

Closed next week, too. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Cat Herder
Because.... you told her no. Drama Mama's...

Because.... you told her no.

Drama Mama's love oppositional circular arguments. Feeds their need for conflict so well.... yummy, yummy. ;)

:ouch::lol:

The more you discuss it, the more she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Cat Herder
My state added in a new section, I believe to...

My state added in a new section, I believe to prepare just for this issue. I have to legally attest to my "fitness" to be a provider. ;)

Description: Verification of Qualifications
Legal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
:eek::eek: Ours was at the fair grounds....

:eek::eek:

Ours was at the fair grounds. They used the rodeo/livestock show building in the loading area, where they offload cattle. It was a large, long (spotless clean) building with many garage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
Because of the number of painful side effects and...

Because of the number of painful side effects and scheduling difficulty for the second shot so many locals were posting about on our local facebook pages. First person accounts, from people they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
I was shocked to hear the number of countries...

I was shocked to hear the number of countries that have not had access to even one dose, yet. :eek:

We have a mass site down the road almost empty and waiting/with plenty because no one wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
>googles "Discord Server"< still doesn't get it ...

>googles "Discord Server"< still doesn't get it

Stay safe :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
Ok, now it is getting really loud and a bit...

Ok, now it is getting really loud and a bit creepy. Boom. Shakes the house. The wind is perfectly still, though. Very dark, with HUGE lightening bolts.

Of course, the kids are down for nap.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
When I check out weather.gov (NOAA) it does not...

When I check out weather.gov (NOAA) it does not sound quite so catastrophic. :lol::lol: I will take down the deck umbrellas, garden flags and put away the lightweight playground toys. Seems the rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Cat Herder
You really need to not pick her up once her...

You really need to not pick her up once her mother puts her down. :hug: Unless she needs changing or to be lifted into a high chair for meals she should be standing on her own legs or sitting on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Cat Herder
As a former native Floridian.... :hug::hug::hug: ...

As a former native Floridian.... :hug::hug::hug:

Plan now.

I am having to do the same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Cat Herder
Mine don't. :confused: They drop trough to...

Mine don't. :confused:

They drop trough to knees, face toilet, hop on with both hands on tank, heels up to tush, then go. After they have peed, they turn around and sit to poop.

It is about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,363
Posted By Cat Herder
No, not everyone agrees. It is still illegal to...

No, not everyone agrees. It is still illegal to drive under the influence and yes children can be removed from irresponsible and reckless parents. Childcare providers are still required to report...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,363
Posted By Cat Herder
Actually, it is illegal for family childcare...

Actually, it is illegal for family childcare providers to smoke cigarettes or pot on daycare premises.

Marijuana is still illegal in most states.

You sound like an obnoxious 14 year old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Cat Herder
I have them straddle, front facing, horseback...

I have them straddle, front facing, horseback style. As they get taller, it get's easier for them.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 03-22-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Cat Herder
You may want to email directly for a quicker...

You may want to email directly for a quicker response. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
Wonderful. happyface

Wonderful. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Cat Herder
If they are there when the state inspector...

If they are there when the state inspector arrives, they do. They will list which parent and which extra child on their notes.

Too many people were cheating and saying the child was "just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Cat Herder
Yes. They also pay the full rate when they...

Yes.

They also pay the full rate when they are not here.

Fair is fair.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol::lol: Right??? :rolleyes:

:lol::lol::lol:

Right??? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
Headbanging at this age (12-24 months) can be a...

Headbanging at this age (12-24 months) can be a normal developmental stage, but it is always best to make sure. likethis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Cat Herder
It is illegal here to buckle a child into a seat...

It is illegal here to buckle a child into a seat as punishment or shame them in any way.

We have to use diversion or active ignore.

Has this child been evaluated for developmental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Cat Herder
B would refer to siblings of current kids...

B would refer to siblings of current kids (drop-off/pick-up), visitors, neighbors or assistants children. Even if they are only in your home/play area for two minutes, they count into your ratio.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Cat Herder
Potty training is a parental responsibility....

Potty training is a parental responsibility. :hug: I don't potty train kids, at all.

I do take them to the potty when they ask to go and allow them to wear cloth underwear only when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Cat Herder
I usually do, too. We are expecting severe...

I usually do, too. We are expecting severe weather. The birds are quiet and no squirrels to be found. It is super foggy, raining and soggy wet. It is pretty creepy feeling here. I have a bag packed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
Thanks. I stopped looking at those forever ago....

Thanks. I stopped looking at those forever ago. ;) So sick of it all, I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Cat Herder
I'm of Irish descent and am not feeling it today....

I'm of Irish descent and am not feeling it today. :lol:

Technically, it is a remembrance of death so..... :ouch:

My husband did make the stew, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
Weird. I have my mammogram in two weeks and...

Weird. I have my mammogram in two weeks and nothing was asked. :confused: I'd be curious if you get an answer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
I want to keep my teaching contracts (funding my...

I want to keep my teaching contracts (funding my own retirement). There are a lot of finger pointing and social/political implications to this. ;)

Of the three, J&J worried me the least. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Cat Herder
It is frustrating. Don't let it steal your peace....

It is frustrating. Don't let it steal your peace. You can't make them like their kid. If they don't like their kid, she is better off anywhere else.

You will be happier if you accept that kids...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By Cat Herder
I do not see any court returning a registration...

I do not see any court returning a registration fee after attending 78 weeks even if only one day per.

The lawyers retainer would cost more than your claim.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-16-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By Cat Herder
Maybe try a joint suit to gain leverage? ...

Maybe try a joint suit to gain leverage?

Breach of contract is hard to prove without the actual contract, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, all you have to do is make your opening time...

Oh, all you have to do is make your opening time after the time your kids need dropped off. I opened at 8 am for years and stayed full. That is not generally an issue. likethis

8-6 is a pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Cat Herder
I have been in business for myself for well over...

I have been in business for myself for well over 25 years and the going rate in my area for infants, full-time, 50 hours per week, formula/meals included, is $145.00 week. We are only legally allowed...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By Cat Herder
In small claims court they will only be...

In small claims court they will only be interested in the signed legal contract.

Ask for a copy of your signed contract ASAP, it may help you in your case.

If they are the only ones with...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-15-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By Cat Herder
What, exactly, does the contract say? Did you...

What, exactly, does the contract say? Did you sign it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
I think they are counting on people seeing the...

I think they are counting on people seeing the North Carolina name and automatically associating them with it without verifying.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
When I read it it said they were a member of the...

When I read it it said they were a member of the NC Childcare association, but as we both know anyone can sign up for that. It is basically the associations fund raiser.

I am a member of many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
Not me, but I don't answer unknown numbers. Did...

Not me, but I don't answer unknown numbers. Did they leave a voice message?

My first thought was "Take your 3-5 day free vacation as a drug mule for us since we now know where you live, work and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Cat Herder
"3 to 5-Day Vacations to begin in 2021! As a...

"3 to 5-Day Vacations to begin in 2021!

As a 'Thank You' for joining, Parents will receive

up to 1 year to choose 3 to 5 day vacations

to over 45 exotic locations!!

(*beginning March 10,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
I am glad to hear it. :Sunny:

I am glad to hear it. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Cat Herder
The only advice I have is to listen to your gut....

The only advice I have is to listen to your gut. Ask yourself honestly if you are giving the other 3 children in your care the proper attention and learning environment they need to thrive while you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
I called and confirmed before I scheduled the...

I called and confirmed before I scheduled the appointment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
It has been a few hours and all I feel is a bit...

It has been a few hours and all I feel is a bit sore. Like a bee sting at first, then like riding in the back of the car with my kid brother and seeing VW beetle with one headlight out. Double shot....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-11-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Cat Herder
I would simply have you sign the contract and...

I would simply have you sign the contract and begin paying tuition now to secure your slot. Tuition is not based on attendance, so it is the most reasonable solution.

I would not hold a slot for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Cat Herder
That is more than two weeks notice. I think it is...

That is more than two weeks notice. I think it is fine. likethis

I give my calendar a year in advance, too, but if a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself, I still take it.

You may...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
I saw the same in a couple others I know at my...

I saw the same in a couple others I know at my other job, mostly lasting about 24 hours. Happily for me :rolleyes:, a kid already passed me a stomach bug so I won't be able to tell the dang...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Cat Herder
I have no personal or professional interest in...

I have no personal or professional interest in helping a 2.5 year old adjust to my program. By that age I expect them to be an asset to the group. My interest would lie in protecting the learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
DH and I are getting the Johnson & Johnson's...

DH and I are getting the Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine today. I will update how I feel this evening. :lol:

I planned on skipping it this year, I have been outvoted by my doc, DH,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Cat Herder
It would depend. :Sunny: Is this early hour...

It would depend. :Sunny:

Is this early hour before or after your normal opening time?

Here: If it is before opening, it is an extra $1 per minute fee. If it is after opening, the message was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By Cat Herder
IME, most biters change behaviors in new...

IME, most biters change behaviors in new settings. Terming a biter can be in the best interest of the child.

Sometimes it isn't about the room, toys, activities or routine at all. Sometimes it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
That is actually really easy. likethis I don't...

That is actually really easy. likethis I don't allow frilly dresses since we play in mud and water every day. This child would have been changed into dark colored cotton play clothes and crocs upon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
Exactly, it is only in the 2-3 year assessment. I...

Exactly, it is only in the 2-3 year assessment. I think I am going to do this, too, from now on. Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
I know. :Sunny: I grew up in the 70's -...

I know. :Sunny:

I grew up in the 70's - 80's. :Sunny: I think it was the pendulum swing after the 60's. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
Yeah. :o I know, it was not the best idea. It was...

Yeah. :o I know, it was not the best idea. It was just the only one I had that seemed less offensive than the previous one. It's been a couple years since I had two year olds and I forgot the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
You are thinking the same way I am. The kids are...

You are thinking the same way I am. The kids are the easy part. It is the parents questioning/debating I am not prepared for anymore. It used to be easy, "Girls, jump up and down. Boys spin, spin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
My states'.

My states'.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
Me, too. lovethis It is my favorite color to wear...

Me, too. lovethis It is my favorite color to wear along with spring green. It is not too red, too orange or too pink, it is just the right shade of happy. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
He would have been marked "met", too. :Sunny: I...

He would have been marked "met", too. :Sunny: I really don't have a better plan. I am just winging it here.

The expectations of us rarely come with specific guidelines. I think it is so the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
It came when they changed our titles from...

It came when they changed our titles from "providers" to "educators" and "Family Child Care Home" to "Family Child Care Learning Homes".

Injuries, employee turnover, job abandonment and child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
I just checked them all "met". :Sunny: I...

I just checked them all "met". :Sunny:

I went with the simplest thing I could come up with, anatomy.

Specifically, Pull-Ups. I put two stacks in the bathroom, pink and blue. They went in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Cat Herder
Gender Identity

I am doing required milestone observations & assessments and we still have the sections on gender identity to document. It is under Social and Emotional Development, ages 2-3.

Show awareness of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Cat Herder
I have two kids who only poop their pants here...

I have two kids who only poop their pants here from what I understand from their moms. The stained underwear, pants and shirt tails tell me otherwise. :lol::lol::lol:

Parents are pretty quick to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Cat Herder
I did it this way for years until I got online...

I did it this way for years until I got online autopay. The program does it for me or I would go right back to this. :Sunny:

It is funny how many of the "single" moms get so mad when the dad who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Cat Herder
GMA seems to be the constant. :ouch: Maybe a...

GMA seems to be the constant. :ouch:

Maybe a little too much attention given to a normal behavior.

"he cried and GMA did not make him stay."

GMA just taught him how to control her.

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Cat Herder
Copy and pasted from the meal count requirements....

Copy and pasted from the meal count requirements.

Birth through 5 months: 4-6 fluid ounces breastmilk or formula every 2 to 3 hours.


6 through 11 months

6-8 fluid ounces breastmilk or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Cat Herder
Probably for the same reason I was. What if they...

Probably for the same reason I was. What if they love it and I hate it? Did I just create more work and stress for myself?

The answer here was no. Turns out they never realized just how much I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Cat Herder
:lol::lol: I told them I was going to try a new...

:lol::lol: I told them I was going to try a new parent communication app for 30 days and we, together, would decide if we liked it. They all thought it was "cute" that I was nervous and told me their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Cat Herder
Meal times are stress free, here. I offer them...

Meal times are stress free, here. I offer them the legally required serving of all components, they eat or they don't. Easy, peasy.

I am required to offer them meals. I am not allowed to make...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Cat Herder
I have also breastfed three kids. At no time was...

I have also breastfed three kids. At no time was I told the caloric content of my milk, only that if it was bluish or clear I needed to supplement. As long as it had good fat content, I was good....
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Cat Herder
She sounds, um, *speshull*. :ouch: Sounds like...

She sounds, um, *speshull*. :ouch: Sounds like she is accustomed to advertising her breastmilk this way. :cool:

I have had many mom's try to withhold milk for various reasons.



Some so the...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-01-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Cat Herder
These are the feeding requirements we are to...

These are the feeding requirements we are to follow per Child and Adult Care Food program. Most states require all childcare providers to follow them. https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,359
Posted By Cat Herder
It depends on the state. Go to your states office...

It depends on the state. Go to your states office if childcare services website and read the rules and regulations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
You are very welcome. :Sunny: I also have a...

You are very welcome. :Sunny:

I also have a binder for my adult kids. They call it the book of the dead and joke that they are going to play rock, paper, scissors, spock to see who has to open it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,870
Posted By Cat Herder
That makes sense. Clotting is an issue with...

That makes sense. Clotting is an issue with COVID-19 due to excessive coagulation. *As opposed to other ones like Ebola that cause excessive bleeding due to poor coagulation.

Pushing fluids will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Cat Herder
I did it for about 11 years and liked it. Ages...

I did it for about 11 years and liked it. Ages 6-12. I did it for about 7 years before I had my kids and continued while they were infants/toddlers. I did not, however, mix the age groups and my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
Oh, The enrollment binder is 1 inch. Each child...

Oh, The enrollment binder is 1 inch. Each child has a section with their photo, DOB, medical information, emergency contacts and all enrollment forms. I take it in and out with us, just in case there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
They sound like huge binders! How often do you...

They sound like huge binders! How often do you purge them?

2 inch binders. ;) I purge every year. The current binder has 2021/2020. 2019 (and all other years) went into a manilla folder on January...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
* To make it easy to keep up with, I use the same...

* To make it easy to keep up with, I use the same binder for medication forms, field trip forms, attendance sign in/out sheets, menus, curriculum forms and injury forms. Separated with colored...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Cat Herder
Where do you file your incident/injury reports? ...

Where do you file your incident/injury reports?

In a binder on my desk. I am required to keep them on file for two years and available for my inspector at each inspection. I also log them into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,222
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 716,790
Posted By Cat Herder
I am noticing a trend, here. 3 years going. ...

I am noticing a trend, here. 3 years going.

My *boy moms turn in paperwork & requested supplies, read notices and notify me of changes promptly and without need of reminders.

My *girl moms...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,002
Posted By Cat Herder
Who will be picked up first on any given day. ...

Who will be picked up first on any given day.

As if they have any control over that.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-25-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Cat Herder
Each individual has an online payment account, so...

Each individual has an online payment account, so each individual gets their own W-10 with what they, personally, paid.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Cat Herder
All the tax sites say at least 3, but they...

All the tax sites say at least 3, but they recommend 7. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records

I am like you and have over 20. It does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Cat Herder
Thank you. lovethis It is the fourth house I have...

Thank you. lovethis It is the fourth house I have offered daycare in. I looked for several years and had to jump through so many hoops to qualify for it on my own. It is, literally, my biggest life...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Cat Herder
Each one has books, wooden blocks, animals,...

Each one has books, wooden blocks, animals, magnifiers, bristle blocks, food/dishes, doll with bottles/clothing, lauri pegs, doll house/accessories, magna-tiles, cars, puzzles, stackers, sorters,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Cat Herder
Infants and young toddlers have their own...

Infants and young toddlers have their own individual toy center (book shelf, toy box, rug, table, selection of toys/books) that is cleaned up at the end of the day for disinfection. This has always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Cat Herder
You may want to research shade gardens for your...

You may want to research shade gardens for your zone.

We do vegetable gardens every year, but they require full sun most of the day.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
By the time you do your time/space for all...

By the time you do your time/space for all utilities, cleaning supplies, household items, paper goods, art supplies, toys, mileage, etc. then add all of your meal deductions, I think you will be...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-23-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Cat Herder
If you use the KidKare program it is super easy....

If you use the KidKare program it is super easy. It is only $8 a month and tells you how to do everything. You just hit print once per year. https://app.kidkare.com/ The parents can even pay you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Cat Herder
"There are several school age daycares, camps and...

"There are several school age daycares, camps and summer program's locally. Would you like me to get together some links for you?" (YMCA, Youth Camps, Etc.)

Also many public school offer homework...
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